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[2/1/2015] Inter-league to determine which league begins draft

by on Feb.02, 2015 @ 3:52 am, under NPB

Inter-league rewards have changed this season. The team with the top overall winning percentage during Inter-league play will receive five million yen. The six teams in the league that records the most wins will also get money, based on winning percentage. From first place to sixth: ten million yen, five million yen, four million yen, three million yen, two million yen, and one million yen.

The Inter-league MVP will be selected from the first place team in the league that recorded the most wins. One Nihon Seimei Award winner will be selected from each league.

This year's draft will also begin with the league that records the most wins during Inter-league play.

Source: Sponichi 1/27/2015

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The NPB formed a committee to handle ideas on how to shorten the length of games. The committee will be made up of officials from Chunichi, Yakult, Orix, Seibu, and the NPB. The first meeting is slated to take place in February. Ideas could be put into motion on an evaluation basis during the Phoenix League in October and implemented into the league next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015, Sponichi 1/27/2015